Part L2A


Below is a short list of useful resources for anyone interested in Part L CO2 emissions and related assessments, listed are free resources, SBEM and other calculation tools (not necessarily compliant), organisations, publication sources, regulation sources as well as links to training. Links to Part L guidance documents are listed in the 2nd Tier Documents page

Learning Resources

CIBSE Part L and F Webcast

Modelling/Simulation Tools

DesignBuilder: Update Log




ODPM: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister now DCLG: Department for Communities and Local Government

Market Transformation Programme

DIAG: Directive Implementation Advisory Group

Carbon Trust

ECA Scheme/List

National Calculation Method: SBEM

National Calculation Method: Official Website

iSBEM User Guide: offline1.0.b 1.1.a

Formulas used in Netherlands

CEN standards under development including prEN 15217


ODPM: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister now DCLG: Department for Communities and Local Government

Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre

ATTMA: Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association

BRE: Building Research Establishment

CWCT: Centre for Window and Cladding Technology

CIBSE: Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

HVCA: Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association

TIMSA: Thermal Insulation Manufacturers & Suppliers Association

NARM: National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers

MCRMA: Metal Cladding and Roof Manufacturers Association

Publication Sources/Outlets

Carbon Trust Energy Efficiency/Best Practice Publications (free but requires registration)

nbs (RIBA Enterprises ltd)

RIBA Bookshops

BRE Bookshop

The Stationary Office

CIBSE Bookshop

CIBSE: full list of publications

BSI: British Standards Institute


Directive: Online Offline

Building Regs Homepage (Planning Portal)

Related Projects

EPA-ED Project: Energy Performance Assessment method for Existing Dwellings


SEDBUK: Boiler Efficiency Database

Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme

Training and competence

Official SBEM and iSBEM Training

bre Events

bre Certification

low carbon consultants register

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